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ACC Bulletin Announcements    January 12, 2020
Pastors, Church Administrators and Secretaries, Bulletin Editors:
 
These bulletin announcements are meant to be a helpful resource, especially for those of you who put your congregations' bulletins together on a weekly basis. If there are ways we could present this information more effectively please don't hesitate to pass on your ideas or give feedback.

Some churches forward the following information and community life announcements to their members using email while others post various events in their weekly bulletin, on their church website, or Facebook page. 
 
Please let us know if there are additional ways we can assist you as we serve together. 

Brook Musselman
Conference Coordinator, Atlantic Coast Conference 
(717) 394-8107

Walk with me: Engaging adolescents through respect, wisdom and connection
A two-part training for youth leaders, teachers and parents to learn about the adolescent world, presented by Samaritan Counseling Center.

Part 1: "Hello in there" - Understanding the adolescent's internal and external worlds
February 27, 2020, 6:30 - 8 pm

Part 2: "How can I help?" - Skills to assess and effectively support adolescents
March 5, 2020, 6:30 - 8 pm

The "Walk with me" program includes lecture, discussion, and hands-on application with case studies. Register for one presentation at $50 or both for $90.

To register, please visit scclanc.org/events. Contact Lesley Huff, PsyD. 717-560-9969

Upcoming movie nights
OVERCOMER @ Zion Mennonite Church
You are welcome to join us at Zion Mennonite Church for a showing of the movie "Overcomer," released in theaters in the summer of 2019. The movie will be shown Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Zion Mennonite Church, 582 Zion Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508. In case of inclement weather, call the Zion office at 610-856-7417 for information. If necessary, the movie will be rescheduled for Sunday, January 26, at 6:00 pm. Free admission. Free refreshments. If you have any questions, call the Zion office at 610-856-7417 or email info@zionmennonite.com. Flyer

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth… until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

 OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?
BEBRON @ The Brooklyn Peace Center
The Brooklyn Peace Center will officially launch in August 2020. Leading up to the launch, there will be a series of soft launch events. The first event will be the film screening of HEBRON, a 40-minute documentary filmed by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams who have been serving in Palestine since 2013. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP at the Facebook event page. Please invite others, share this email, and spread the peace! The Brooklyn Peace Center is a project of the Atlantic Coast Conference of the Mennonite Church USA. The purpose of the BPC is to promote peace and wholeness in Brooklyn and beyond.

Join us on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 for a screening and presentation about the City of Hebron and the work of the Christian Peacemaker Teams, followed by Q&A with Yousef Natsheh and Rachel Joy. HEBRON examines the extent to which human rights are realized in a Palestinian community under Israeli occupation. Yousef adn Rachel have been serving with CPT since 2013. Brooklyn Peace Center, 23 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn, NY.

Educational grants for grad students in healthcare professions
Graduate Students in Healthcare Professions: Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship offers educational grants for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. The deadline for the 2020-21 academic year is May 15; for details and an application form, see www.mennohealth.org/student_term, email info@mennohealth.org, or call 1-888-406-3643. 
Landis Communities Announcements
Landis Homes has several Residential Suites available. There are several sizes and they are located near dining rooms, general store, fitness areas and West Bethany Chapel. 
Suites are contracted on a monthly rental basis – with no required entrance fee.  The daily rate includes all meals, linen service, housekeeping, personal laundry service and medical alert system. To learn more, please call the Residency Planning Office at  717-581-3935 .
MC USA Announcements
Looking for adventure? Serve, learn and grow with Youth Venture! Locations: Spain, Colombia, Arizona, Peru, Nazareth Village, Benin. Age: 15–22; term: 2–3 weeks. The application deadline is April 1. Learn more at www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve or email LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net

Join a community. Serve others. Put your faith into action. Apply to serve with Mennonite Voluntary Service in places like Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Alamosa. Age: 20+; term: 1–2 years. For more info, contact LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net.

Please pray for the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board meeting on January 17-18. The Board will be reviewing the recommendations of the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group, among other agenda items. To learn more about the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group, visit http://mennoniteusa.org/news/mc-usa-membership-guidelines-advisory-group-meeting/

Menno Snapshots
Conference ministers from Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada recently gathered in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Read Scott Roth's reflection from this time, "Conflict Resolution: We are all beloved by God." https://bit.ly/39pOgzM

Pastors and ministry leaders are invited to join a joint conference of Pastors and Leaders 2020 and Deep Faith on the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary campus in Elkhart, Indiana on March 1-5. The topic will be Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture. Save money by registering by Jan. 13 at: https://bit.ly/2QfqU8t

Register now for Hope for the Future 2020, a Mennonite Church USA people of color event. Registration is open through January 15 for this Anabaptist networking and equipping event being held in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 24-26. Hope for the Future gathers leaders of color from church and related ministries to explore the ways that power, privilege and racism function in our denomination. For more information, visit https://cvent.me/lVENAm.